Caraway seeds prevent wind and indigestion. It is an aromatic herb and in many parts of Europe folk chew a few seeds before a meal. Adding seeds to bean and cabbage dishes prevents flatulence. You’ll often find caraway seeds as an ingredient of children’s cough medicine. Herbal folk-lore recommends caraway to be used as a mild diuretic and to increase the production of breast-milk. Chewing the seeds freshens the breath!